Thursday, January 23, 2014

"Sous Le Figuier"....

I am terribly pleased to say that a 'big effort' has gone into my latest miniature project these past few weeks. My dear friend Catherine felt sure that you would (might!....my word) be interested to see my progress.
All the detail (wood) work is done to the actual shop front, the roof has been re-designed, I have used 'strip-wood' to make different mouldings around the (gutter area) of the roof and detailing on the actual house. Unlike the 'Petite Maison' there is no (and will not be any) plaster 'over window' details or balconies with corbels. I have used two main photos for the inspiration for this project......one photo I took many years ago while staying in Chinon and the other is a small building in the heart of Paris....both are simple but delightful building.....and gosh I hope some of that has reflected into what I am desperately trying to achieve here!?
You might notice the stairs through the front shop window......these will not be visible when work starts on the interior, but I fear there is still a lot to still do to the exterior before too much work can begin inside. I want to make all my own wooden shutters....whether they will be louvred I am not too sure....but I do have ideas. There are many roof tiles to make, cobble stones to sand, a chimney to design and make and "plants" to make......not to forget the "plants"!!!!!!! Okay....wish me luck, there is still much to do!

21 comments:

12Create said...

I'm loving the style of the house and look forward to watching the project progress. I'm sure it will be fabulous.

Catherine said...

ho as I am happy to discover your new project. it is well advanced. it seems that the holidays are over! I love the proportions of this building. there is still a lot of work. this is good news for us. it means a lot of new post. I love the shape of the roof and I hate to see the color you choose for the walls go. I embrace you Linda

Catherine

Catherine said...

I love everything about it. Those shutters are going to add another whole level of charm. I am so glad you shared these photos. I am looking forward to seeing more blog posts as you progress. It's gorgeous!!!!!

marlies said...

Hi Linda, it looks great, very beautiful made. :)
I'm working on a bit of the same house in 4 scenes, not whole houses!! :D :D
I'm very curious witch colors you are going to use and the many posts to come!
* marlies

Bambi said...

Wow! I'm loving the new project! I adore shutters in all colours and state of repair and understand why you wish to make your own. Oh my, cobblestones too, very exciting!

Giac said...

Hello Linda,
It is just gorgeous. the structure is absolutely stunning and it looks very well made and solid. I look forward to seeing more.
Big hug,
Giac

miniacollection said...

YOu've already done a lot on the exterior. I love the style of your house. A great idea to have put windows on the side. It's going to be wonderful, You make me want to see more, but I'll be patient. "Sous le figuier" is a lovely name.
Geneviève

contar said...

la fachada le esta quedando preciosa sera un proyecto digno de seguir paso a paso
un abrazo

Josje said...

So it is a shop! I don't know whether you had already revealed that in the past...
Love the bones of it and I am greatly looking forward to many posts on its progress!

Isabel Ruiz Alonso said...

Ánimo!! el proyecto es precioso.

Fabiola said...

I like this structure. I'm curious to see the progress.
Greetings, Faby

miraclechicken said...

Very nice so far, exciting new project. Your ideas sound inspiring, enjoy the ride :)

Daydreamer said...

Linda, this project looks Wonderful so far! I LOVE the "oeil de boeuf" windows on the third floor and the curved Mansard roofline! So Perfect!!! I think it is going to be amazing when you get the shutters and plants added! I am looking forward to seeing your progress!

Lucille said...

Amazing building! Congratulations! You are so clever to be able to build something like this!

Simon said...

It looks great, Linda. I love the strip wood detail you've added under the gutter. It's these details alone that make such a difference to the overall look of the building. I can't wait for you to start on the interior but I'll have to be patient - you can't tell me your not itching to start on those rooms lol
I'm following along with much excitement
Simon x

Margaret said...

It's looking gorgeous already Linda, I too look forward to seeing it progress.

Elizabeth S said...

Hello LInda! I too like the shape of the roof and the windows in the garret as well on the sides of the building. The color of the exterior is very pleasing and the addition of shutters is an absolute MUST, whether louvered or not! :)) Your work is meticulous and the details are already promising another spectacular looking dwelling. Keep it coming!!! :D

elizabeth

Denise Dunbar said...

A new project is so exciting! Where do you get your windows?

rosanna said...

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!
you have done a huge work! I love it to bits!
Ro

Diane said...

Oooooo this is going to be another gorgeous project, can't wait to see more.

Maison Minis said...

Hi Linda,
Love your new French style shop
can't wait to see the interior!
Deb